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Re: Latest Movie You Watched
« Reply #2850 on: December 04, 2019, 07:27:31 AM »
I heard people are afraid to say it sucked, don't know if I want to sink that kind of time on a Scorsese.

I just watched "the first 8" which is kind of a doco on Tarantino. They touch on the Weinstein, but it rings a little hollow. Michael Madsen spent a lot of time with the production, and he just flat out says, even if you knew what he did, and Quentin did, Weinstein could destroy you with one phone call.

I didn't like basterds. Like the opening scene, super powerful, but the movie itself didn't hold me. So I haven't actually watched Django or Hateful 8.

I have heard 9, Once upon a time in Hollywood, is not great, and he's said he's only doing ten.

I do wonder what ten will be.
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« Reply #2851 on: Yesterday at 01:22:06 PM »
I watched a really decent little horror recently called IMDb: In The Tall Grass. It was quite original even though the story was a little hard to understand - even when you sort of find out what's going on towards the end.

Nonetheless, I personally thoroughly enjoyed it.

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« Reply #2852 on: Yesterday at 03:02:51 PM »
I think that has by now been established the Mr King is better on the page than on the screen.
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« Reply #2853 on: Today at 12:31:55 AM »
I slogged through the Stand, an American TV miniseries.  It started out well but then dragged on and on and on.  Gak.  The book looks like a doorstop and there's too much to read and too little time to venture into that.  I once read Norman Mailer's Ancient Evenings, a novel in desperate need of an editor who could whip it into shape and down to a manageable size.  I suspect Mailer's adept transformation of himself into an American literary monument averted such useful and necessary interventions.  Maybe that was the case with the Stand.  I think a skillful screenwriter could adapt Ancient Evenings into a decent miniseries or movie, but I haven't seen any effort in that direction.

I've only read King's short stories and Pet Sematary, a novel that I enjoyed a lot.  It's clear that he's a brilliant writer.  His descriptions are well wrought and the plots play on all kinds of human anxieties and longings.  He seems to have a clear sense of how pursuing those longings to an extreme can lead to catastrophe.

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« Reply #2854 on: Today at 01:03:55 AM »
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« Reply #2855 on: Today at 05:51:14 AM »
I think that has by now been established the Mr King is better on the page than on the screen.

I think it's more Vincenzo Natali's adaptation that made it a little confusing (in a good way) as it had that "Cube" feeling about it.
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